East Tunnel Mouth Track

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

  • 20 min one way
  • Medium

A steep track between Scenic Drive and the eastern portal of George's Tunnel at the end of the Waitakere Tramline. This track is useful as a connector.

Puriri • By matthew. Licence: C.
East Tunnel Mouth Track: Key information
Walking time
20 min
One way
One way
Rocky and slippery climb. Grades explained
No bookings — open access
No — open access
East Tunnel Mouth Track: Find it
Waitakere Filter Station at the end of Christian Road
Scenic Drive
160m – 250m
Altitude change 90m

This short track is split into two distinct sections, one far more popular than the other.

From the filter station at the end of Christian Road, follow a wide gravel road to the maintenance buildings at the tunnel portal. From here, a track climbs quickly up through forest to a junction with the Peripatus Track at Scenic Drive. The track is rocky, steep, and narrow. 

Connecting Tracks

  • Filter Track leads off near Christian Road, up to Scenic Drive.
  • Peripatus Track meets at Scenic Drive, and connects with the Swanson Pipeline Track. You could form a loop easily.
  • Anderson Track sets off across Scenic Drive.
  • Both Opanuku and Swanson Pipeline Tracks set off from near the road end, in opposite directions. 
ID 15915

About this track

Added 13 December 2015 by matthewmatthew. 2 revisions, most recently 20 December 2015 by matthewmatthew.
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